Mother Jones Radio 05-12-18: A Nation Under God: Did the Founders Want a Christian Nation?
Did the founding fathers intend for America to be a Christian nation? No, says Mother Jones writer Susan Jacoby. The founders purposefully created the world's first secular government. Learn what the religious right doesn't want you to know about the Constitution and its authors' thoughts on religion. Plus, opponents of the death penalty have gained a powerful ally: Catholics. How many of them oppose the death penalty, and what are they doing about it? We speak with Mother Jones writer Sara Catania, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty director Stephen Dear, and North Carolina pastor Mark Reamer. They say that to many Catholics, promoting a "culture of life" means ending capital punishment.